Covid-19: Bengal reports 826 new infections, 838 recoveries and 10 fatalities
Bengal on Wednesday reported 826 new infections, 838 recoveries and 10 deaths.
The total number of active cases fell by 22 to 10,745 on Wednesday, marking 45 consecutive days of the slide.
Bengal currently has 2.65 per cent of the nation’s active Covid-19 cases, and is ninth among states with the most such cases. The state’s recovery rate is at its all-time high of 98.11 per cent, ahead of the national rate of 97.36. Bengal’s mortality rate is 1.19 per cent, while that of the nation is 1.34.
Calcutta logged 77 new infections and one death on Wednesday.
The state’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.57 per cent on Wednesday.
Only one district, North 24-Parganas, reported a three-digit figure of new infections in a day, at 116.
Eighteen Bengal districts reported a two-digit figure of new infections, South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad and Purulia single-digit figures.
Seventeen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Wednesday while Kalimpong, Bankura, South 24-Parganas and Calcutta reported one each.
Bengal now has nearly 15.31 lakh Covid-19 cases since the first was reported in March 2020, which includes close to 15.02 lakh recoveries and 18,180 deaths.